CTR: Day 4
September 5, 2013
Mt. Princeton Hot Springs to Wurtz Ditch
91 miles, 9,558' gained, 15 hours
I decided I needed more than my usual 2 hours of sleep, and didn't set an alarm. I woke up right at dawn, to a blood red sunrise filtering in through the aspens.
Early morning through the aspens
Once I hit the Twin Lakes section, I really started to struggle. This should have been a fairly easy segment, but I just had no power on the climbs. Beautiful segment, loved the aspen trees, but I was definitely glad to make it to the Leadville detour. I thought I had bought enough food in BV to bypass Leadville and just go straight to Copper, but I was ravenous the whole day and ate everything I bought, probably from the caloric deficit from the previous day, so I had no choice but to go into Leadville for more. Quick Subway dinner, Safeway stop, and got myself to Wurtz Ditch by 9pm. I opted to stop here and get an early start in the morning. Today was much slower than previous days - hopefully tomorrow will be better.
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